it is at last that time of the year

Lexicography job essentially pays a living wage (for me, I guess it’d depend on how fast you write, but it’s very good pay per article regardless) and I’m flabbergasted because I’ve never earned a living wage in my whole life

I’ve had quite a few people over the last year and a half tell me that they think Lapis is nothing but a scheming manipulator, and quite a few others tell me that everything she’s done, she’s done for herself, and that Steven was a tertiary concern at best, that she’s been using him or hiding behind him.  I was willing to give that point of view some credence; Lapis is an enigmatic character, guarded and closed off at the best of times, and the things she’s done, even when I’ve asserted that she’s doing them in Steven’s defense, have dipped into the outright horrific.

I’m not willing to give that point of view any credence any longer.

This is real.  This is immediate, instinctive panic, fear that what happened to her has happened to Steven, fear that overwhelms Steven and Peridot’s assurances that it hasn’t and causes her to try to break Steven out of his “prison.”  This wasn’t faked.  Lapis genuinely cares about Steven.

Alright i’ve got a story for you guys

Ya’ll know it’s tax season, and I’ve never done my own taxes in my life. 24 years of age and not one of those years did I learn shitall about what Taxes were. My dad did them for me my entire working life. I moved out recently so clearly I have to do my own taxes. 

In comes Joe, my tax accountant guy. He’s been doing taxes for my dad for a long ass time, dude’s been in the biz for like 30 years, and he’s offering to do my taxes for free because I was unemployed last year for quite some time. (I have a good job now).

So I start asking questions about taxes, what the fuck they are, how much gets deducted from my pay, yadda yadda. Then he starts using metaphors to explain things and one of the metaphors ends up on baseball. I’m like ‘Cool. I’m from Jersey and understand this sport to an extent.’

And then he gets off topic about baseball in specific and he mentions a very japanese sounding name Ichiro Suzuki I think it was, to which I’m immediately like ‘That sounds familiar for some reason’.

So I in my sudden realization say “Isn’t he in like the national baseball hall of fame for having a million records?”

To which Joe was like “Yeah!” and he continued on with his tax explanation

So I get home like two hours later and I’m thinking to myself, I don’t watch baseball. I don’t play baseball I don’t have anything to do with baseball in my everyday life whatsoever. I’ve been to exactly one Yankees game when I was a child and that’s it. So how the fuck did I know that this Ichiro guy was a hall of famer with a shitton of records?

And then it hits me

BECAUSE THEY MENTION HIM IN FUCKING OSOMATSU-SAN

philematic  asked:

Remember during this very time last year when the cup runneth over with Gillovny events? It was an embarrassment of Gillovny riches. Now, in 2017, we live in a virtual Gillovny wasteland, with temporary oases of hope on offer.

Originally posted by gillianovny

Originally posted by mulderscullyinthetardis

Originally posted by i-heart-scully

Originally posted by secretsunion

Originally posted by gillovny1013

and that is just the tip of the iceberg :D 

I will always remember that cool dude called first half of 2016 <3

ive seen people bring up hammer and hoe a few times in the last year or so and thats good imo. an acknowledgment that the south has always had radicalism is sadly a rare thing. same goes for the redneck revolt stuff too

[NEWS] BIGBANG’s Japanese Dome Tour DVD Rises To Top Of Oricon Chart

On March 30, BIGBANG’s Japanese dome tour DVD, “BIGBANG10 THE CONCERT : 0.TO.10 -THE FINAL-,” topped daily overall DVD charts on Japan’s biggest music ranking chart Oricon Style. “BIGBANG’S 2017 WELCOMING COLLECTION DVD” also claimed third spot on the chart and proved BIGBANG’s popularity.

This is not the first time BIGBANG has achieved this feat. Last year, BIGBANG topped three weekly Oricon charts with a DVD they released in July.

Last year’s concert was held in celebration of BIGBANG’s 10th anniversary, and BIGBANG became the first foreign artist to successfully hold dome tours in Japan for four years in a row. They performed in four cities including Osaka and had a total of 781,500 people attend the 16 shows they held.

This was also T.O.P’s last Japanese tour before enlisting in the military, and he took the opportunity to say farewell to his Japanese fans.

Meanwhile, Daesung recently released a new album in Japan and will soon embark on a solo dome tour.

© Soompi

Fandom Fic Rec Days

The Fandom Fic Rec Days are back!

It is easy to make people look at art; all you need is a reblog. But when it comes to make people want to read fanfiction, it can get just a little more tricky.

To give writers more recognition, and to celebrate their stories, we’ve decided to organize the Fic Rec Days.

On February 10th, 11th, and 12th, you’re invited to rec your favourite fics, from the all time faves to the WIPs you’re currently enjoying.

How? In any way you want!

  • Create a post saying why people should read the fic!
  • Draw some fanart!
  • Create graphics/aesthetics!
  • Make a fic rec list!
  • Make a mix!
  • And so on.

Anything, really; there’s no way of rec’ing worth less than another.

This way, you will:

  1. Promote writers’ fics, and maybe get them new readers.
  2. Make their day, they will be super happy!
  3. Maybe encourage them to write more (win-win!)

Any rules/extra information?

  • Tag your posts with #ficrecdays
  • Tag your fandom/ship.
  • You can always queue if you’re not available!
  • Readers, please consider leaving a comment on the fics you liked!

Above all else, have fun, make people happy (writers and new readers alike!)

Reblog to spread the word, and see you then! :D

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bonding moments w/ my bby boi lance <333

Be My Boyfriend

[ao3]

“Dean, be my boyfriend!” Castiel hissed.

Dean’s attention was pulled away from Charlie (who snorted into her drink) when Castiel grabbed his arm.

“Uh,” Dean said, feeling like he was missing out on some vital information. Castiel’s wide eyes were a little too bright and his cheeks were flushed with pink, indicating that he was probably a little bit drunk, though that still didn’t help clear up the situation.

“Come here!” Castiel dragged Dean by the arm across the crowded room until they stood in front of a short brunette who Dean thought was named Meg. Castiel wrapped his arm around Dean’s waist and squeezed him to his side.

“I told you!” he told Meg triumphantly. “I have a boyfriend!”

Meg looked Dean up and down incredulously. “You’re dating Dean Winchester?”

Starting to catch on, Dean put a possessive arm around Castiel’s shoulders. “Yeah, he is. Got a problem with that?”

Keep reading

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Oncidium Tsiku Marguerite

It has a total of five spikes, and these super cute tiny little blooms smell just like vanilla >w< Unfortunately however, I believe this is a seedling of that cross, so it bloomed far more white and Twinkle-like than Tsiku Marguerite is supposed to. It still has a very faint pink blush in the center, and its so pretty, so I dont mind too much

that’s not a proper confession, Baku